If you need help studying for the STAAR Algebra I test or just want some more information about what the test is like, you’ve come to the right place.

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## What’s on the Test?

The STAAR Algebra I test contains 50 questions and is timed at 4 hours. Some of the questions on the test are multiple-choice, but many of the questions fall under one of the following question types:

- Multiselect
- Multipart
- Hot text
- Hot spot
- Inline choice
- Drag and drop
- Text entry
- Constructed response

Let’s take a closer look at the five sections of the Algebra I test:

**1. NUMBER AND ALGEBRAIC METHODS**

*9-11 questions*

- Properties of numbers
- Simplifying algebraic expressions
- Operations with real numbers
- Solving linear equations

**2. DESCRIBING AND GRAPHING LINEAR FUNCTIONS, EQUATIONS, AND INEQUALITIES**

*10-12 questions*

- Properties of numbers
- Simplifying algebraic expressions
- Operations with real numbers
- Solving linear equations

**3. WRITING AND SOLVING LINEAR FUNCTIONS, EQUATIONS, AND INEQUALITIES**

*12-14 questions*

- Writing linear equations from real-world scenarios
- Solving systems of linear equations
- Application of linear inequalities
- Modeling with linear functions

**4. NUMBER AND ALGEBRAIC METHODS**

*9-11 questions*

- Factoring quadratic equations
- Using the quadratic formula
- Graphing quadratic functions
- Vertex and standard forms of quadratic equations

**5. EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND EQUATIONS**

*5-7 questions*

- Exponential growth and decay
- Properties of exponents
- Graphing exponential functions
- Solving exponential equations

## STAAR Test Scores

The STAAR Algebra I test is scored using a scaled scoring method. Here’s how it works:

For every question you answer correctly, you get one point added to your **raw score**, which can reach a maximum of 59 points. At the end of the test, your final raw score will be converted to a **scaled score**. This scaled score will range somewhere between 1500 and 6430.

The reason your raw score is converted to a scaled score is because everyone that takes the test is given a slightly different set of questions. Since everyone has a different arrangement of questions, and because some questions are harder than others, converting your raw score to a scaled score ensures a more even playing field.

Your final score will fall into one of four performance levels:

### AI Grading for the STAAR Test

In an effort to save time and money, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) implemented a “hybrid-scoring” model in 2024, which involves using a computer system to help grade STAAR tests. Specifically, the computer will grade about 75% of the test, then hand it over to a human to grade the last 25%.

## Retaking the Test

If you didn’t get the score you wanted on your first try, that’s okay! You can take the test again during any testing administration window.

## FAQs

How many questions are on the STAAR Algebra I test?

The test contains 50 questions.

What is the time limit for the STAAR Algebra I test?

Technically, the time limit is 4 hours. However, TEA no longer enforces a strict maximum time for STAAR tests, which means you are allowed to continue taking the test up to end of the school day if you need to.

What is a good STAAR Algebra I score?

To fall under a performance level that meets or exceeds your grade level, you should aim for a scaled score of at least 4000.